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    September 24, 2012
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trail challenge. republican mitt romney looks to jump start his campaign after a rough couple of weeks. and the emmy goes to -- who were all the big winners on primetime television's biggest night. and con air. a real life catch me if you can, as italian police arrest a man posing as a pilot. very good morning to you. i'm veronica did he la cruz. those stories and more straight ahead. this is first look on msnbc.
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today we begin with a battleground blitz. mitt romney is hoping for a fresh start this week following his recent setbacks. romney is planning a bus tour in a crucial state he needs to win the election. while over the weekend the obama campaign pounded on his 47% comments. nbc's brian mooar has the very latest from washington. good morning to you. >> reporter: hi, veronica. mitt romney hoping to turn the conversation today after a week spent largely on defense. >> well, i'll tell you what, this has been an interesting week. >> reporter: interesting, perhaps, but mitt romney doesn't want to repeat of last week. he's hoping to get back on the attack against president obama. >> he said, you know, you can't change washington from the inside. you can only change it from the outside. we're going to give him that chance on november 6th.
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>> reporter: romney's heading to battleground ohio for a three-day tour with running mate paul ryan, hoping to leave behind a week dominated by discouraging polls and the releases of a secret videotape and more tax information. >> probably not the best week in the campaign, but i will say that i think we can look back at last week as a campaign in a couple months and say this was the defining week in both campaigns. >> reporter: republicans want to move ahead, but democrats are not ready to change the conversation. >> it's fair to say that a lot of those 47% that he was slandering earlier in the week probably pay a higher percentage of their income in taxes overall than he does. >> reporter: and that's an almost certain talking point for the first debate just nine days away. romt any said he'd like to shift into full-time campaign mode but has to spend a lot of time raising money to keep up with president obama.
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veronica? last night, television honored its best from the past year at the emmy awards. it was a night filled with glitz, glamour, and drama, including a complete shutout for amc's "mad men" which started out the night with the most nominations. nbc's mark barger has details. >> and the emmy goes to "homeland." >> reporter: a modern day drama beat out a '60s one sunday night. first year conspiracy thriller "homeland" broke "madmen's" four year winning streak as best tv drama. >> we're a little startled by this. >> reporter: claire daines also won best actress. her co-star took best actor beating out bryan cranston of "breaking bad" and "madmen" nominee jon hamm. >> i don't really believe in judging art, but i thought i'd show up just in case. >> reporter: and while one streak ended -- >> "modern family."
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>> reporter: it was a three-peat for "modern family." >> this is an embarrassment of riches. honors for lead acting went to jon cryer for ""two and a half men"." >> something has clearly gone terribly wrong. >> reporter: and julia louis dreyfus for "veep." >> i don't see anything funny about me being vice president of the united states. >> reporter: julian moore earned best actress in a miniseries or movie for "game change." >> i feel so validated because sarah palin gave me a big thumbs down. >> reporter: "hatfields & mccoys"' kevin costner won best actor. make it ten years in a row for jon stewart and company.
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even if jimmy fallon did all he could to keep him from accepting. mark barger, nbc news. nbc's education nation is in full swing. they're participating in the three-day summit aimed at improving education in the united states. nbc's danielle leigh reports. >> cody, you can do it. come on. >> i don't get it, mom. >> reporter: many of the nations' parents say they feel like the parents in this movie, "won't back down". >> we are taking back our schools. >> reporter: it features parents fighting for their children's future in a school system that is failing. >> we are falling further and further behind. as a parent i want the best for my child. >> reporter: this texas mom came to new york looking for better solutions. they're out there. >> i know a lot more stuff than i did last year. >> reporter: in cincinnati, ohio, community learning centers
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are going beyond the academics. >> we have emotional, academics. it's good to get the whole child. >> reporter: in manhattan georges attends a dual language school. in yuma, arizona, electronic curriculum lets students work at their own pace. >> by saying look at these organizations and companies that have come to wrap around these kids, let's pressure all the foundations we know are out there and the companies we know that are out there that are well-funded to walk into this space, spend some money. there's no better investment we can make. >> reporter: it's those successes educators are sharing today hoping to expand the victory to even more communities. in new york, i'm danielle leigh, nbc news. all this week we'll have continuing coverage of the education nation summit across all the platforms of nbc news including msnbc, and you can take part by visiting education nation.com. all right.
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here is your first look at some of the other news going on around america today. in seattle, a group of good samaritans helped capture a suspected jewelry store robber. authorities say a door man from a nearby hotel who chased and tackled the masked gunman was shot in the arm during the incident. a group of bystanders came to his aid and piled onto the suspect until the police arrived. the doorman was in stable condition at an area hospital. in massachusetts, a sea turtle was returned to the wild. the seven foot long 655 pound leather neck turtle was found stranded near cape cod thursday. marine biologists treated the creature for injuries and dehydration before setting it free on sunday. you and in wisconsin, what do you get when you mix 300 people, 6,000 pounds of rotten tomatoes? besides a big mess of course. you get milwaukee's sixth annual tomato romp. participants gathered inside a
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fenced in parking lot and let the fruit fly. proceeds went to chair tis that help fight hunger. now for a look at the national weather we turn to nbc meteorologist bill karins with the weather channel forecast. nice to shake your head. >> i just wouldn't do it. >> like a big bowl of pasta sauce. >> especially rot entomatoes. i guess it's better than green tomatoes. those are heart. >> can you imagine the fruit flies? >> i didn't even think about that. >> not for a monday morning. >> good morning, everyone. i hope you had a wonderful weekend. we welcomed in fall and it certainly felt like it in many areas. we're joining you for areas over the ohio valley, great lakes and even new england. you have your heaters on in your house and i'm sure you will in your car too. it's a chilly start to our fall seasons. there are some exceptions. still very warm in the southern half of the country. a big dip in the jet stream is yielding these temperatures. there's even frost out there. some people may see it on the grass. may be a little crunchy.
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everyone in blue has a chance of a little bit of frost. only a few freeze warnings. temperatures in the low 40s. even the big cities. that means the suburbs are definitely in the 30s. look at detroit, you dropped down to 39d. green bay, 37. chicago, 42. only rainy spot in the country in the inner mountain west. salt lake city has a few showers and idaho. overall, a quiet morning, little chilly. this afternoon will be beautiful. time of year where you have to dress in the layers. get up in the morning with a jacket or long sleeve on, in the afternoon you want short sleeves. once again today, many areas with sunshine. should be a very nice monday. no travel trouble whatsoever. >> thanks. definitely feeling like fall. drivers still feeling the pinch, the elusive iphone 5 and gummy borms instead of corn feed. your first look at business headlines is straight ahead. coming up, controversial ending between the pats and ravens, and the pay dirt at
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welcome back to "first look", i'm veronica did he la cruz. here are some of your top headlines this morning. riot police in greece used tear gas and pepper spray to disperse muslim protesters in athens during a rally against the controversial anti-islam film produced in the united states. six people were detained, but there were no injuries reported. in nepal, rescue workers and helicopters continue searching for more climbers lost in an avalanche that killed at least nine people. ten climbers survived and were taken to hospitals. sad news from the national zoo in washington. a week after the surprise birth of the panda can you be to the 14-year-old mother, they say the can you be was found dead of unknown causes. and it's catch me if you can italian style. police found a man impersonating an airline pilot.
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a facebook page showed him in uniform and sunglasses. authorities say the man actually rode in the cockpit of a commercial flight from germany to italy, but that he never touched the controls. >> and now here's your first dish look at politics. early saturday morning they passed a $524 billion spending bill to prevent a government shutdown on october 1st and then left town. the house quit on friday, the earliest time before an election in 50 years. members won't return until after the november election. it is time to get your vote on. over the weekend, early and absentee voting began in 13 states since 12 states were already accepting ballots, half the country can now vote. politico is saying michele bachmann has raised and spent $15 million in her minnesota
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re-election rate. that makes her the biggest spender and razor in the house behind only speaker john boehner. republicans need to win only four new seats in november to take control of the senate, but "the new york times" estimates democrats now have a 77.7% chance of holding on to their slim majority. check this out, a new poll shows president obama leading the race for racing car fans. the surprise results of obama ahead of mitt romney 48 to 47% by nascar fan voters. who knew. the annual farm aid concert was held this weekend to raise money to help family farmers in america. since 1985 willie nelson says farm aid has raised more than $40 million. and in an online commercial for the simpson's new season homer simpson goes to vote and picks mitt romney because, quote, he did invent obama care,
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duh. he's sucked into a tube to a factory in china but he's happy that he still has a steady job. that is your morning dish of scrambled politics. and now here's your first look at how wall street will kick off the day. the dow closed at 13,579 after losing 17 points friday. the s&p 500 was down a fraction, but the nasdaq gained four. taking a look at overseas trading. in tokyo, the nikkei fell 40 points, while in hong kong, the hang seng also dropped 40. stocks could struggle to maintain nearly five-year highs this week as worries mount about third quarter earnings. after warnings from several bell weather stocks last week, investors will be keeping a close eye on corporate reports for the likes of nike and walgreens. also on tap, fresh data on personal income and spending, new home sales and the final read on gdp. overseas this morning, foxcomm, a company that makes iphone, has suspended production at a
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chinese factory after a fight broke out involving as mean as 2,000 employees. about 40 people were reportedly injured. apple's iphone 5 went on sale friday with what's expected to be record-breaking sales. the phones were reportedly sold out in many verizon and at&t stores across the country. gas prices dipped by less than a penny to an average of $3.86 for regular. toyota is ramping up production of its hybrid vehicles saying it will release 21 new hybrid models over the next three years. trader joe's is recalling its house brand of peanut butter over fears of salmonella contamination. talk about the sweet life. some drought stricken farmers are beefing up their starchy feed with a mixture that includes cookies, gummy worms, marshmallows, fruit loops, orange peels and ice cream sprikless. nfl sunday stunners and one nascar driver who called his
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win. plus, a detroit hail mary grab that pushes the lions and titans into overtime. your "first look" at sports is straight ahead. you're watching "first look" on msnbc. [ male announcer ] wouldn't it be nice if there was an easier,
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sports. let's get right to it. >> in tennessee, the titans up 14, less than a minute to play. the lions scored, got the ball back with an onside kick and then this happened. shaun hill tossed up a prayer and it was answered. a 46-yard hail mary tied the game at the buzzer, but the lions couldn't seal the deal. they split the uprights in o.t. and the titans won it 44-41. saints have fallen from grace. the chiefs' jamaal charles ran all over from new orleans. kansas city rallied from 18 down and won in overtime 27-24. the saints are 0-3. jets and dolphins needed ot. nick folk for the win. it was blocked. wait a minute. miami called a time-out. rex ryan loving it. new york had a second chance and they didn't miss this one. jets escape south beach 23-20 in ot. 49ers left minnesota with something to ponder. christian ponder threw a pair of touchdowns, ran in another. vikings pulled off the upset of the day. the raiders stunned the steelers, scored 14 unanswered in the fourth.
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janikowski drilled a field goal as time expired. raiders won it 34-31. an emotional game for torrey smith. he lost his brother in a motorcycle accident on saturday. honored him with two touchdowns against new england. this went down to the wire. the pats were up two. got it by the slimmest of margins. bill belichick was livid. thought the referees blew the call. ravens walked off with a 31-30 win. you can start calling denny hamlin the babe ruth of nascar. he called his shot guaranteed via twitter and went on to take the checker. you want to see what $11.4 million looks like? brandt snedeker's chip shot on 17 all by sealed the tour championship. that is worth $1. million. he also banked an extra $10 million for winning the fedexcup championship. not a bad day at the office for brandt snedeker. that's your "first look" at sports. i'm fred roggin.
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here's nbc's meteorologist bill karins. >> $11 million. >> for playing golf. >> four days. >> wow. must be nice. >> pay me $11 i'll go golf for four days in a row. >> i'm right there with you. good morning, everyone. once again, it's a chilly start to your morning in new england all the way through much of the country actually. you don't have to worry about any rain coats or anything for your kids or yourself as you get ready for monday. you have to put on the layers. we're in the 40s. big cities in the 50s. later this afternoon it will be a gorgeous fall day. temperatures in the 60s from new york northward. 60s from buffalo to pittsburgh. its a definitely a cool continuation period from your weekend into monday. we will warm it up. washington, d.c., doesn't look like a lot of rain. beautiful fall weather from wednesday, thursday, friday. much of the southeast is going to be a little warmer than you'd probably like. especially florida, 80s. mid to upper 80s. the only areas that are
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experiencing the chilly air are the great lakes through new england. it's 96 in dallas. we have a few spots that are waiting for the cooldown. >> i've got to head west or south. >> anywhere but where you are. >> 60s in new york. goodness gracious. it was a photo finish at the box office this weekend. watts clint eastwood's new movie about baseball a strike out or a home run. you're watching "first look" on msnbc. little white lie now and. but now she wants my recipe [ clears his throat ] [ softly ] she's right behind me isn't she? [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. [ clears his throat ] [ softly ] she's right behind me isn't she?
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welcome back to "first look." it is time now for some entertainment news. it was a battle at the box office over the weekend. two films so far tying for first place.
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jake gyllenhaal drama "end of watch" took in an estimated $13 million performing above expectations thanks to the mostly male over 25 audience. meanwhile, the jennifer lawrence horror pick "house at the end of the street" also took in an estimated $13 million fueled by mostly younger female fans. a close third with a disappointing $12.7 million, the clint eastwood baseball drama "trouble with the curve," half of its audience was over the age of 50. however, all these numbers can change this morning when box office receipts are reported. are you going to go see that one? >> no. >> staying away. and lastly, the weekend's other new film, the 3-d sci-fi action film "dredd" opened well below expectations in sixth place with a dismal $6.3 million. despite decent reviews, industry analysts blame its lack of star power and an r rating. did you see the emmys? >> i tried to watch the beginning but i need a refresher
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course on what happened and what i need to know. >> "madmen" didn't win the thing. >> that was the big story? >> brian cranston lost in "breaking bad". >> you like that? >> all these hbo shows. >> you have to watch this. i'm veronica de la cruz. this is "first look" on msnbc. stay tuned because way too early with willie geist starts right now. president obama and mitt romney in dualing "60 minutes" interviews where romney assures voters that his campaign is a well-oiled machine and his presidency would cover 100% of the country. the question is, the new polts across the country reflect romney's optimism. big night at the emmy's for president obama's favorite television series "homeland" in comedy. how did sarah

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